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l5 si microdiscectomy surgery post-op concerns

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edited 06/11/2012 - 8:44 AM in Recovering from Surgery
I am in week 5 of post-op and for the most part feel amazingly better. Lately (for the past 2 days or so) I have had MODERATE back pain coming from my upper buttocks to about the site of the incision. Also i have some very light tingling in my leg that was injured before the surgery. Should I be concerned about the pain the back or the tingling in the leg now that they are paired together?

My micro-discectomy surgery on my l5=s1 was may 10th. I had pretty sever pain in my right side most centered in my calf. I am 19 years old and the doctor did not perscribe PT.


  • Hi there! I am sure that it is normal to still have pain? I had the same surgery, and am 2 weeks out. I have no idea really! lol :O)
  • If you have any pain issues, call your doctor. I had surgeries at the same level. what you are describing sounds similar to my experience during my recovery.

    My surgeon did recommend PT which I did for about 6 months. It was really helpful--physically and mentally. Since I went to PT twice a week, I was able to ask a lot of question about what was normal and not. After my surgery, I was afraid to move around and walked like a robot. (hehehe) She advised me to walk normally with good posture.
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